"I give students lots and lots of opportunity to be successful, and then we celebrate the success ..."
"If you have a 100-percent quiz, it goes up on the wall, and we send home positive postcards when you're doing well."
"Just try to make the goal. You can do it. And if not, then I can see you before school, after school, at lunch ..."
"They know that I'm going to check on them. I think that builds this: It's important. We're going to do it ..."
"They end up with good math skills. But it's because they get to a point where they've got some confidence."